Portugal 1835 400 reis
This specimen was lot 36118 in Heritage sale 3038 (Dallas, January 2015), where it sold for $387.75. The catalog description noted, "Maria II 400 Reis 1835 MS65 PCGS, Lisbon mint. Gem Uncirculated with fully reflective and essentially unmarked surfaces. Very elusive and most desirable in this superb quality. From The Law Collection." This type was struck 1833-37 during the reign of queen Maria II (1834-53). This coin is the closest thing to a crown issued by Portugal during this period. The 400 réis or pinto was struck until 1837, when Portuguese currency was reformed and decimalized. At that time, this coin was replaced by a 1000 réis piece weighing 29.6 grams.
Recorded mintage: 3,433,000.
Specification: 14.4 g, .917 fine silver, 35 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 403.2, Dav-264, Gomes-16.03.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Alberto Gomes and Francisco Antonio Magro, Moedas Portuguesas e do Território Que Hoje é Portugal: Catálogo das Moedas Cunhadas para o Continentes e Ilhas Adjacentes, para os Territórios do Ultramar e Grão-Mestres Portugueses da Ordem de Malta, 6ª Edição, Lisbon: Associação Numismática de Portugal, 2013.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage Signature Auction 3038, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.